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♣ 2 weeks ago | 38 notes | actegratuit


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♣ 2 weeks ago | 146 notes | fightingforwhales |



They’re really going after that ‘mommy’ demographic lately.  

Kids don’t need places like SeaWorld.  If they’ve watched Blackfish, their awareness has been raised and by boycotting these circuses and encouraging others to do the same, they’ve become involved in a very worthy rescue effort already.  Not only has Blackfish completely fucked up SeaWorld, it’s more effectively doing SeaWorld’s supposed ‘job.’

Such a poor argument. You don’t need orcas in captivity to encourage a bunch of kids to participate in conservation.

Wanna know how I got into wanting to help conserve and protect the environment/wildlife as a kid? By watching TV shows and documentaries and reading books. I didn’t need to see a bunch of mentally damaged orcas cooped up in electric blue tanks in order to want to help the natural world.

♣ 3 weeks ago | 49037 notes | burdge | lexxercise


I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>



I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.


Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.


Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.


To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!


♣ 3 weeks ago | 73 notes | ceedling


uncertainty can be so painful 

♣ 3 weeks ago | 1393 notes | blackkatt | speakless



Me in almost every social situation.

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if we could use subspace